I’m a survivor…

Having survived his three Herculean trials-slash-days-of-abandonment

*Jo does a victory lap*

Not unlike the US Womens soccer team. Although… in all honesty, they did it better. Also, mine was more like a hobble, after I had, through an exuberant skip-leap-jump right near the beginning, twisted my ankle and lain on the floor, mewling for a time… until one the dogs (in a concerned manner) started licking my face.  After that, the decision needed to be made whether to get up and finish said lap of triumph, or continue to receive a coating of canine saliva in and around my orbital socket. Its possible I lay there just a little longer than some might have considered decent…

Also (as an aside) I am remarkably cheerful because the onus is now on DT to decide whether to invite them to the White House knowing that they are going to tell him to get fucked. I don’t know why this makes me so happy. It just does.

I guess this also means I have to stop channeling Ricky Gervais in After Life as the pathetic, miserable personage abandoned by his spouse.

Although… in all fairness. She did kinda die…

Ricky Gervais always has such wonderful insults though. Insults that only a Brit can do.


No one can cuss you out like a Brit. I find it quite an enviable cultural trait. Which… lets be honest, its a rare thing for a German to find himself lacking…. also the real reason we didn’t cross the channel in September 1940. No workable stratagem to counter English snark. Every culture has some form of kryptonite…

which is probably a good thing.

13 thoughts on “I’m a survivor…

    1. I’m actually a big fan of the full English breakfast. Less… enthused by all the other meals they’ve come up with over the centuries… although… because I’m a savage… I will eat black pudding. Nom nom nom.

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    1. I must say I really like a good cup-o-tea. Although I think it more likely they would descend into chaos if you took away the pub. What would they all do with their time?

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      1. I think you might be right about that actually. Are you are an owl bearer in the colors of Gryffindor… your knowledge of the canon is likely better than mine.

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      2. I own an owl. Harry Potter-knowledge is expected of me.

        And while Pottermore claims I’m a Gryffindor, I know deep in my heart that I belong in Ravenclaw.

        (Don’t mind the avatar picture. When you hang around cosplayers, own an owl, and bears resemblance to Hermione Granger, someone *will* out you in a Gryffindor scarf and drag you into a forest to take pictures.)

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      3. Gryffindor and Slytherin get all the glory, but Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff are the only ones who got their shit together.

        Whose idea was it to dump all the kids with poor impulse control together in the same house? It’s a wonder the Gryffindor tower doesn’t just blow up on a weekly basis.


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